Idaho pro made miles matter to reach his annually-renewing goal - to never miss a Classic.
Palaniuk led wire-to-wire in the Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown on the St. Lawrence River. Watch him take to the water the last day to bring home the trophy.
Go on the water with Jonathon VanDam on the final day of the St. Lawrence River Showdown!
See how it went down in front of a massive crowd on the final day of the Evan Williams Bourbon St. Lawrence Showdown!
Go backstage at the final weigh-in on the St. Lawrence River!
Check out more photos of the Top 12 on the final day of the Showdown!
Garrick Dixon sent in these photos of the amazing crowd at the final weigh-in Saturday. Wow, Waddington! Thanks for a great week!
Watch as the Top 12 pros pry smallmouth from the St. Lawrence on the final day.
James Overstreet and I are off the water, after the short boat ride back to Morristown. Driving back to Waddington beats the heck out of boating back today. It's an unpleasant combo of white caps and boat wakes. Jonathon VanDam caught a fish just before we left that was amazingly like the other 4-pounders already in his livewell. He needs a Hail Mary, provided Palaniuk gets back on time.